Postal workers from across the state will be rallying today at the state Capitol asking lawmakers to find a way to save three Michigan facilities from the chopping block.  And they warn that those who enjoy the service, better let them known now before next-day delivery is gone for good.

The postal facilities, in Lansing, Kalamazoo and Iron Mountain are among more than 80 in 38 states in the country slated for closure in a budget cutting move.

But John Greathouse, from the American Postal Workers Union, says claims the money is an issue due to health care costs that have to be paid up front, doesn't hold water.

In fact, Greathouse says the Postal Service is simply looking to add to its coffers.  He says the additional money would come at the expense of customers who will end up waiting longer for everything from checks to medications.

Greathouse suggests contacting your local lawmaker in addition to Congressional leaders to voice your opinion.

USPS Greater Michigan District

(616) 752-4656

Congressman Mike Rogers

(202) 225-4872

Congressman Tim Walberg

(202) 225-6276

Congressman Dave Camp

(202) 225-3561

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